With no emissions at the tailpipe, in comparison with conventional cars, electric cars help to contribute to a cleaner environment.
As electric vehicles are powered by a battery rather than an engine, you can drive them in near silence, providing a peaceful drive.
Electric vehicles are automatic meaning no gear changes and smooth, efficient acceleration.
The battery converts energy from braking or deceleration, which in turn helps to extend range and improve overall efficiency.
With no space taken up by an engine, you can enjoy a spacious interior with plenty of legroom and boot capacity.
In comparison to a conventional car, driving a bZ4X can save you money in running costs. Over a year, save up to £749* in fuel if you charge your car at home 80% of the time. Take advantage of off-peak energy tariffs to save even more money.
The savings don’t stop here, with exemption from the congestion charge, and Ultra-Low Emission Zone in London, and free access to various low emission zones being implemented across the UK.
Charging an EV takes longer than fuelling a conventional vehicle, but instead of stopping at a petrol station, you can enjoy the convenience of charging at home most of the time.
You may need to charge your EV at a public charger on longer journeys, with the number of chargers across the UK increasing every month, a bit of forward planning makes this easy.
The distance you can expect to travel in your EV before recharging, is known as range.
As with any vehicle, you need to think about when you will refuel your car, EV owners tend to charge at home and work most of the time which easily becomes a habit.
There are a number of factors which influence your range, some of which you can impact to maximise efficiency.
Most EV owners choose to charge at home the majority of the time. Although you can plug-in to a domestic 3-pin plug, the best way to do this is through a dedicated charger, which is faster, and you can enjoy benefits like scheduled charging.
Charging at home is also cheaper than public charging, particularly when you choose a dedicated EV, or off-peak energy tariff.
When planning a longer journey, ensure you are fully charged before you travel, pre-heating or cooling the cabin whilst still plugged in to maximise efficiency. Consider where you will stop on the way if you need to recharge. This can be part of the fun – choose somewhere scenic to stop and enjoy a break from driving whilst your car tops up.
Drive smoothly and avoid sudden acceleration or braking to maximise range.
As with any vehicle, keep an eye on how much many miles you have left on the clock, and ensure you top up your battery accordingly.
Learn how to get the most out of your bZ4X through coaching tips on how to drive more smoothly and efficiently to further maximise your driving range.
Using climate control you can set your preferred cabin temperature in advance - all from the comfort of your smartphone. This handy tool can be used whilst the car is still charging, meaning its a great way to maximise efficiency.
Enjoy the ultimate convenience of remotely monitoring your charge level and personalising your car's charge schedule.